Experience Rainier Scholars

Attend a Program Tour

Program tours are now open at our Seattle and Tacoma sites!

To sign up for a tour, email .

To learn more about applying for Rainier Scholars, please visit our Applications page.

Rainier Scholars – Seattle

Tours of Seattle’s Academic Enrichment Phase (AEP) illustrate the power and scope of the 12-year Rainier Scholars journey. Seattle tours are held in-person at South Shore K-8 on Saturdays from 8:30am-10am.

Upcoming tour dates include:

  • January 21, 2023
  • January 28, 2023
  • February 11, 2023
  • February 25, 2023
  • March 4, 2023
  • March 18, 2023
  • April 1, 2023
  • April 15, 2023
  • April 29,2023
  • May 6, 2023
  • May 13, 2023

Rainier Scholars – Tacoma

We launched our new Tacoma program in June 2022 and are thrilled to offer in-person and virtual opportunities to experience Rainier Scholars – Tacoma.

In-Person Option

Community Dinner & Workshop

Tacoma’s in-person tours offer a glimpse into how we engage the whole family. Each month, scholars and families come together for a community dinner, then split up for workshops themed around areas of empowerment (parents/guardians) and what it takes to be successful (scholars).


Every 3rd Saturday, Sept-May (except Feb), beginning November 19, 2022


First Creek Middle School, 1801 E 56th St, Tacoma, WA 98404



Virtual Option

Literature/Conclave Class

The virtual option offers an opportunity to observe our weekly Literature/Conclave class, where scholars discuss their reading for the week and unpack larger themes of what it means to belong, what makes people strong and what keeps people from being themselves.


2nd Tuesday of each month (except April), beginning November 8, 2022